University accredited research institute
Tackling diseases of importance in Africa
Impacting health policy and practice
New NIH awards have been made: two to Ambroise Wonkam (genetic etiology of hearing impairment in Africa; and a second focused on bioethics); and to Nicola Mulder (renewal of the H3ABioNet/Pan African Bioinformatics Network for 5 more years).
The AFGrica Unit has been established in the IDM by the University of Aberdeen’s internationally recognised Aberdeen Fungal Group (AFG) in conjunction with the University of Cape Town (UCT).
The new Crick African Network will train African researchers to tackle infectious diseases in their home countries. The programme, supported by a £6 million grant from the Global Challenges Research Fund and will be directed by Professor Robert Wilkinson, involves The Francis Crick Institute, UCT, and four other institutes in Africa.
Linda-Gail Bekker, as co-chair, opened the IAS Symposium 2017 on HIV Science in Paris.